Differing Mobility Patterns and Falls Among Hospital In-Patients

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Authors: Vignaraja, R., Vassallo, M., Sharma, J.C., Briggs, R.S.J. and Allen, S.C.

http://ageing.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/34/suppl_1/i19?maxtoshow=&HITS=10&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&fulltext=falls&searchid=1&FIRSTINDEX=0&volume=34&issue=Supplement+1&resourcetype=HWCIT

Journal: Age and Ageing

Volume: 34

Pages: i19-i25

ISSN: 0002-0729

Gait and balance disturbance have been shown to predispose to falls. In this study by analysing gait patterns between fallers and nonfallers in hospital inpatients we have attempted to determine why some patients with unsafe gait fall and stratify their risks.

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